Adm.l Bembow, courageously commanding his Men to fight, after his Leg was shattered to Pieces.
Engraving. Sheet size: 220 x 250mm (8¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed inside lower plate.
A scene illustrating the events of August 24th 1702, when Admiral John Benbow’s right leg was shattered by French fire. He remained on deck until his captains compelled him to return to Jamaica. There he had two of them court-martialed for insubordination and shot. Benbow died of his wounds and was buried in Kingston. Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island opens with a scene set in an inn named the Admiral Benbow.
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